At the glamorous announcement event for season subscribers on January 27, the Smith Center served champagne and sugar cookies shaped like the infamous fishnet-stockinged leg lamp from A Christmas Story.
Judging from lobby chatter, attendees seemed eager to snap up subscriptions to the 2020-2021 Broadway Las Vegas Season. It features a crowd-pleasing mix, with offerings for all preferences: classic musicals (My Fair Lady); hot tickets (Hamilton and Hadestown); movie adaptations (Tootsie, Frozen, A Christmas Story); biographical jukebox musicals (The Cher Show, Ain’t Too Proud) and a serious, non-musical play (To Kill a Mockingbird).
If you were priced out of those Raiders seat licenses, consider a comparatively cheap subscription to the Broadway Las Vegas series. The cheapest option is $214 for a seven-show subscription, which comes out to just over $30 a ticket. Prices go up to $1,232 for the best seats at nine shows (or $137 per show, which is still cheaper than the best seats at a concert). Plus, your subscription will support the arts in Las Vegas.
Here’s the 2020/2021 schedule:
My Fair Lady (July 28-August 2). Can learning proper diction and getting a fantastic new wardrobe turn an impoverished Brit into an elegant lady? And will she find love along the way, all while belting out amazing tunes? No spoilers from us!
Hamilton (September 10-October 11). The mega-hit by Lin-Manuel Miranda was last at the Smith Center in 2018, and it can’t come back too soon. Read our review of the show, which offers a twist on the story of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, here.
A Christmas Story, the Musical (November 24-29). Who doesn’t remember the admonishing line, “You’ll shoot your eye out,” when young Ralphie begs for a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas? Well, now it’s a song! Enjoy the best of Christmas with this show, which was nominated for three Tony awards.
Ain’t Too Proud—The Life and Times of the Temptations (January 5-10, 2021). Listen to amazing hits, such as “My Girl” and “Just My Imagination” as you watch the life story of these Rock & Roll Hall of Famers. It won the Tony award for Best Choreography.
Hadestown (January 26-31, 2021). This innovative and creative musical basically swept the 2019 Tonys, winning Best Musical as well as seven other awards. Hadestown tells the stories of King Hades and his goddess wife Persephone as well as a pair of mythological young dreamers, and the whole thing is set in New Orleans.
The Cher Show (March 9-March 14, 2021). Not one... Not two... But three Chers! They’re pulled from different stages of the superstar’s life, and they all sing together onstage in time-bending harmony. Expect 35 hit songs and enough sequined Bob Mackie costumes to blind you. Don’t look directly at the Chers.
Tootsie (March 30-April 4, 2021). Whether or not you remember the 1982 comedy film starring Dustin Hoffman, this musical adaptation of the same name will make you laugh your pants off. When a male stage actor can’t make it as himself, he transforms into a woman.
Disney’s Frozen (April 28-May 9, 2021). We’ll all be shocked if Frozen isn’t an instant sellout. The ubiquitous Disney story of snow, magic and sisterly love sells itself. You’ll hear all the songs you know and love (yes, including “Let it Go”) as well as 12 more songs made especially for the stage production.
To Kill a Mockingbird (June 15-20, 2021). Take the Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece novel by Harper Lee and give it to Academy Award-winner Aaron Sorkin to adapt into a stage play. The result is a story strong enough to draw a crowd to a show without songs.